Is an Algordanza Memorial Diamaond a genuine diamond?
Yes, the Algordanza Memorial Diamond shows the same physical, chemical and optical properties as a dug diamond found in the Earth.
How much ashes are needed for the process and what happens to the remains?
We require at least 1 lb of the ashes for the synthesis.
The remains will be handled as follows:
According to legal general conditions the cremation ashes not used in the process will be returned. We assure dignified and careful handling of the ashes and can prove it by corresponding documentation.
Can I have more than one diamond from the same ashes?
Yes, however accurate specifics can only be made after a detailed analysis of the ashes in our laboratory.
Is the size of the diamond dependent on the amount of ashes used?
No, the size (weight) of the diamond is depending on the duration of the process. The longer the diamond lasts in the growing phase the bigger it can become.
Can a memorial diamond still be produced even though the person has been deceased and cremated a long time ago?
Yes, the age of the ashes is not relevant for the synthesis.
Why do the diamonds have different colors?
The individual quantity of the element Boron in the carbon causes the diamonds to have a blue tint. We do not manipulate the color of the diamond in any way.
What do you guarantee with the certificate?
With our certificate we guarantee the genuineness, weight, cut and the color of the diamond as well as the chemical composition indicating the origin source of the diamond from the cremation ashes passed on to us.
I would like to have my diamond work up to a piece of jewelery – is that possible?
You can have your diamond work up to a piece of jewelery from a jeweler of your choice at any time.
Do you also produce diamonds from the ashes of pets?
No, Algordanza is producing their memorial diamonds solely from the cremation ashes of deceased human beings.